But I was stuck in, while beautiful, a rut.
This is how it went: Take down boxes from attic, decorate with everything from boxes, pack everything up in boxes, head to the attic to store boxes, repeat next Christmas.
But last Christmas and this Christmas, I have decided to shake things up. Maybe it is because last year, I lost my only sibling, my brother and my family feels as if it is shrinking.
I didn't want to put up the same ornaments and pre-lit tree that I always did.
So this Christmas, I headed to Big Lots and bought myself a 4-foot white, pre-lit Christmas tree for $14.98 and I went to town with my favorite color - turquoise.
Who says your tree has to be green.Over the years, including this year in which I went nuts, I have collected all kinds of Christmas picks from Michaels and JoAnns including this beauty which cost me less than 20 cents.I used all of my turquoise small ornaments and picks and this Martha Stewart glitter starfish that I made last Christmas.My "tree skirt" consists of a piece of white satin fabric from JoAnns and white feather boas. Nestled among the feathers is this doe I glittered last season.I just love my Christmas tree this year. It makes me very happy during a time which can be difficult for me and my family.
Have you done anything different this Christmas with your decorating?
and never better than at Christmas
when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."
- Charles Dickens